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Dr. Rhonda Patrick
I'm a Ph.D in biomedical science/expert on nutritional health, brain & aging.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick 21h
Metabolic profiling may be a more accurate way to assess cardiovascular risk than BMI. Abnormal metabolome (found in obesity) linked to ~5-fold increase in cardiovascular events when comparing people who were matched for BMI but had an opposing metabolome.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick 23h
Okay, totally valid nit. Obviously, these things are very linked (extremely high cardiorespiratory fitness comes from elite levels of training), but the first sentence was could lead to problematic conclusions.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 21
Replying to @CMiSutherland
I use a Berkey water filter.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 21
Replying to @WalkThePaff
All of the beer manufacturers used municipal water drawn from one of the five Laurentian Great Lakes. Three breweries drew water from Lake Superior, four from Lake Michigan, one from Lake Huron, two from Lake Erie, and two from Lake Ontario.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 21
Plastic particles were found in 81% of global tap water samples, as well as in 12 brands of beer and sea salt. These findings add to a growing body of evidence about plastic pollution in human consumables.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 21
Replying to @Emberlyte
These are great points...twitter is not conducive to that level of detail as a medium for me to explain everything. I appreciate you adding the details and also the nice note.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 20
A new study finds there are no upper limits to the benefits of exercise. Any level of cardiovascular fitness, including the kind you’d see from elite athletes, is linked to lower all-cause mortality. Elite athletes had an 80% decrease in mortality risk.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 18
Replying to @CriticalBurning
Because it has a picture of pills? Even if I had taken such an absolute position on supplementation (I haven't)... your adversarial comment is very suggestive of the fact that you didn't read the press release, let alone the paper, which you take the liberty of calling nonsense.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 18
Replying to @jl_illustration
With the exception of queuine (gut bacteria), they are all found in foods: ergothioneine (found in mushrooms), PQQ (a bacterial metabolite in soil that is taken up by plants ), lutein/zeaxanthin (concentrated in leafy greens), astaxanthin (salmon), and taurine (meat).
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 18
A new study by my mentor Dr. Bruce Ames identifies 10 potential "longevity vitamins" including ergothioneine, PQQ, queuine, taurine, lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin & more due to their interaction with proteins that protect against diseases of aging.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 16
Multiple studies link air pollution to dementia, showing a trend of brain atrophy for those living closer to the highway. Air pollutants are linked with doubled dementia risk, poor memory performance for every10µg/m3 of polluted air breathed.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 14
Two randomized placebo-controlled trials found that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids (1.2 g/day) improved mood, cognitive functioning and reduced psychosis in high-risk adolescents compared to placebo.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 13
So interesting… what a huge jump in activity level. I hope you guys will keep me in the loop on the follow-up.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 13
A ketogenic diet and caloric restriction significantly increased cerebral blood flow to the brain and improved cognitive function in young and old mice.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 12
That's what you got from the conversation? I was just making an observation that should be obvious: if your goal is to be as objective as possible, you have to entertain the possibility that your own expectations influence your experience. That's it.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 12
Replying to @JeffNylen
Yes. It was a randomized controlled trial.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 12
Aerobic exercise (120 minutes per week) significantly lengthened telomeres, a biomarker for healthy aging, in white blood cells after 24 weeks in previously inactive, highly stressed older adults.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 12
What concerns me is the community assertion that there are no risks and that eating only meat (and possibly even only muscle meat) is a viable long-term strategy rather than, at best, an interesting data point useful in the pursuit of eventually finding a more balanced approach.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 12
Any person, having achieved remission from an otherwise devastating disease and, unable to find an alternative, would be (in my mind) reasonable in their making a choice to assume some personal risk and continue enjoying that quality of life until a better option presents itself.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Oct 11
Microspheres composed of enhanced titanium dioxide bind and destroy bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical in plastics that disrupts endocrine hormones. The spheres (200 mg/L) degraded 90% of BPA in an hour and are large enough to be recovered from the water.
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